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First Things is pleased to present

The Fifth Annual

with Maryann Corbett

Immanuel Lutheran Church
124 East 88th Street
New York City

Sunday, October 27th, 2019
6:30–7:45 pm

Maryann Corbett earned a PhD in English with a specialization in medieval literature and linguistics and expected to teach Beowulf, Chaucer, and the history of the English language. Instead, she spent almost thirty-five years working for the Minnesota Legislature as an in-house legal-writing teacher, editor, and indexer. This proximity to the legislative sausage grinder made it necessary for her to turn to poetry as a calming influence

Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared in Southwest Review, Rattle, Atlanta Review, The Evansville Review, Measure, Literary Imagination, The Dark Horse,  Linebreak, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, The Poetry Foundation, The Writer's Almanac. She has published several collections of poetry, including Credo for the Checkout Line in Winter, Mid Evil, Street View, Dissonanceand Breath Control